Pelotons are more popular than ever. After a year of quarantine, users are even more devoted to the amazing at-home workout that Peloton bikes provide. The convenience, coupled with the wide-ranging benefits the workout offers, have made it a staple in many households across the globe. Since health and wellness are top priorities in this era, it’s essential to use an EPA-registered disinfectant spray for sports equipment to keep exercise machines clean and germ-free.
Whether you ride alone or share your Peloton, these tips will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and a hygienic home gym.
1. Avoid Abrasive Products
Abrasive ingredients are not necessary for disinfecting Pelotons and other gym equipment. Products containing bleach, ammonia, peroxide and alcohol can be especially damaging to Peloton hardware and its frame. Only use an EPA-registered, non-bleach disinfectant like Clear Gear that cleans athletic gear without causing damage or corrosion or leaving noxious fumes behind.
2. Prioritize Disinfection
Sweat causes rust, so it’s important to clean your Peloton right away to remove it. Doing so will help keep it working well and looking good! The Peloton brand instructs users to never spray anything directly on the bike, so instead spray a microfiber cloth with Clear Gear and then wipe down the machine as soon as you finish working out. To be safe, wipe your Peloton down before using it as well, especially if you share it with others. This will kill 99.9% of germs, including the ones that cause COVID-19.
3. Make it Easy
Have athletic gear disinfectant within close reach so that it’s easy to access—and so that you won’t put disinfection off. Keep Clear Gear bleach-free disinfectant, wipes and microfiber towels in a basket nearby so that you’re motivated to wipe everything down immediately after a workout.
4. Hit the Mat
The mat underneath your Peloton or any other gym equipment should also be wiped down after each use. The spongy material that exercise mats are made from harbor germs, especially when they get sweaty or wet. If you walk on a mat with dirty shoes, the potential for the spread of germs multiplies exponentially. Spray and wipe down the mat after every use with non-bleach disinfectant to stop germs in their tracks.
5. Disinfect Shoes
Our shoes are one of the germiest items we will ever come across. Think about all the places you walk in a day, the trash you may step on and what others track all over the ground you share. A study conducted by the University of Arizona found nine different species of bacteria on participants’ shoes and discovered 440,000 units of bacteria on a single pair. These germs are easily transferred to your floors, carpets, and yes, your Peloton, exercise mat and other workout gear. Spray your shoes from top to bottom with Clear Gear non-bleach disinfect before and after your Peloton workout. If you use Peloton shoes, spray them down immediately after use to disinfect and deodorize. Allow them to dry afterwards in a well-ventilated area.
Clear Gear is your best bet for disinfecting your Peloton and other equipment without causing damage or corrosion. Visit this link to learn more about our EPA-registered disinfectant spray for sports equipment.